Local business chambers, industry associations, not-for-profits and local councils are invited to apply for a grant to host an event or to be a Small Business Month collaboration partner.
NSW Government continues to support small business across NSW, having committed to:
* Developing the NSW Business Bureau to provide businesses with a direct line to the NSW Government to address key issues affecting the sector
* Creating the NSW Small Business Charter to enshrine commitments to small business in legislation, and
* Increasing local investment, raising the local small business procurement targets for government from 12 per cent to 30 per cent.
The theme of Small Business Month is ‘My Small Business’, with events tailored to help small-business owners and operators learn new skills and strategies to improve their business across seven key areas:
* My Small Business Brand
* My Small Business Cyber Security
* My Small Business Health
* My Small Business Online
* My Small Business Resilience
* My Small Business Team, and
* My Small Business Trade.
Small Business Month events are held across the cities, regions and online, featuring business experts from the private and government sectors, industry leaders and successful small-business owners. Many events are also an opportunity for small-business people to come together, connect and collaborate.
Grants to fund the hosting of events are decided through a merit-based, competitive selection process. The collaboration partner program is open to all organisations provided they deliver a suitable event or Small Business Month promotion.
Grant applications close on August 1, 2023, and collaboration partnership applications close on October 6, 2023.
To start an application and for more information visit smallbusinessmonth.nsw.gov.au.